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Matthew O’Reilly President of CABS and a proud member of the NEW Byron Greens team It seems that some readers have...

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Random Mullumbimby breath test leads police to cannabis and ketamine

Police say that a random breath test in Mullumbimby has led to the seizure of cannabis and ketamine.

Lennox Rise development clears another hurdle

The massive new residential development planned west of Epiq in Lennox Head continued its progress towards becoming reality at the last Ballina Shire Council meeting.

Leadership lost

Paul Leitch, Ewingsdale Thanks to Hans Lovejoy for commenting on the proposed Ewingsdale Development (24 February). It is worthwhile noting that...

Mt Warning ban

Chris Gee, Byron Bay Indigenous readers be advised that the following letter contains references to persons deceased. I read with some...

Hospital staff want to park for free while they work

It seems that Lismore Base isn’t the only hospital whose workers would like to park their cars for free while they work.

Tweed Council staff’s delegated powers debated

The question of what staff and councillors get to decide in relation to development applications was raised by Tweed Councillor Ron Cooper at the last Tweed Shire Council meeting.

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Last minute water park unsuccessful as Jack Evans Boat Harbour PoM approved

A last minute attempt by Councillor Warren Polglase (conservative) to introduce a water park as part of the Jack Evans Boat Harbour Plan of Management (PoM)at last nights Tweed Shire Council saw yet another ‘workshop’ set up for councillors to discuss the implications.

Crown Reserves Improvement Fund gives $360k to the Tweed

Government funding will see more than $360,000 granted to a range of local improvement projects for Crown land reserves and community facilities in the region.

Police to search Jack Evans Boat Harbour following baby’s death

A major police operation will be conducted at Tweed Heads today as inquiries continue into the death of a nine-month-old girl, whose body was located on a Gold Coast beach last week.

Police break up fight at Jack Evans Boat Harbour

Police were forced to break up a fight between three men at Jack Evans Boat Harbour on Saturday night (May 20) after they received calls from distressed members of the public who witnessed it.

Changes to Tweed council policy would ‘open back door’ to Aquasplash

A residents group says a recommendation to be considered by Tweed Shire Council tonight would fly in the face of the council’s longstanding but yet-to-be-adopted draft policy on commercial recreation activities on public open space.

Exploding fun park election ad backfires

Stephanie Deane, secretary, Save JEBH Group.  Firstly, I uphold the Australian right to free speech and, secondly, I uphold the right of any newspaper as...

Tweed Nats’ familiar tricks

Stephanie Deane, Tweed Shire Council candidate, Tweed Heads. Tweed Council currently has a Request for Offer (RFO) 2016217 titled expression of interest – licence to conduct a...

Candidates should commit to repairing boardwalk

Richard W Murray, Tweed Heads Tweed Shire Council is seeking unnecessary conflict with residents, particularly at Tweed Heads, where council staff members have been directed...

Fresh floating fun-park bids for Tweed sunk

Two bids expressing interest in building a controversial floating fun park at Jack Evans Boat Harbour were narrowly sunk last week, after a Tweed shire councillor with a link to one of the bidders declared a conflict of interest and didn’t vote.

Tweed water-theme park assessment flawed

John Mync, Tweed Heads. I believe Tweed Shire Council's Jack Evans Boat Harbour AquaSplash and EOI process has been in contravention to correct government procedure and if all detail was made available and considered by an inquiry like in 2005 it would be found to be illegal.

Naming Ben Franklin

Cecily McGee, Mullumbimby It’s very misleading for The Echo to give Ben Franklin free media coverage (24 February). There were fourteen people in the Drill Hall...

A little bit of COVID…

Mandy Nolan has stated in The Echo, ‘For 30 years I’ve fought to give a voice to the voiceless in our community, now I’m...

Democracy

Jo Faith, Newtown Thank you all at The Echo for upholding independent journalism. For readers and activists concerned about the demise of democracy, do take the...

Rape, the law, and naming the man responsible

David Heilpern tackles key questions relating to the allegation of rape by a cabinet minister.